WhiskeyAndCupcakes wrote:Capitol_Idea wrote:They will encourage crippling levels of caution in your bidding strategy and what markets you target and it's weird because the right answer is to go for as much as you can and cover your bases, not to artificially limit yourself to safeties and secondary markets.
Just to add a different data point, this wasn't true for me. Career services advised me to be more aggressive, not less (and even encouraged me to be more aggressive than collective TLS wisdom would advise). I followed their advice, and it was beneficial. My career services person may be one of the more chill ones, but I think OCS advice can vary a bit based on your individual career counselor. I haven't asked OCS for much at all, but they've been pretty helpful/ had decent advice when I did.
Just one more data point, but I had the same experience being advised to be more, not less aggressive in my bidding. I was even told to apply to places that I didn't just think were a stretch, but that I assumed were essentially a foregone rejection. I guess that just underlines how "aggressive" is a pretty subjective thing to be comparing. I suppose I've had better experiences when I ask specific questions, but when I have general concerns I don't really feel like I get a helpful or complete picture. So "given my profile, is firm X in market Y a problematic place for me to consider?" gets a good and informed response, but "I think I'm interested in practice area A, what should be I thinking about?" gets you vague advice. I had originally hoped they would be experts who knew everything about the industry and I could skip having to do time-consuming online research, but obviously that was not in the cards.